Jaden Rashada was planning to be in Eugene for the Ducks’ spring game on April 23. That trip was nixed late in favor of an official visit to Ole Miss and then an unofficial visit over to LSU.

The 5-star quarterback prospect from the 2023 class is one of the most coveted players in this recruiting cycle and a significant target for Oregon. With Nico Iamaleava off the board, Rashada is one of the top remaining uncommitted quarterback prospects in his class.

And this weekend he’s back in Eugene.

This will be the first trip back to Oregon for the Pittsburg (Calif.) quarterback since January. According to 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman, the Ducks’ primary competition in the race to win his signature are Miami, Ole Miss, Cal, and Texas A&M.

Rashada, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound quarterback with all the tools one looks for in a passer, ranks as the fifth-best quarterback in his class, according to the 247 Composite. He’s also the fifth-ranked prospect from the state of California and the 29th-best overall recruit in the country.

Oregon’s quarterback room currently includes former 5-star Bo Nix, who could stay with the progrum through the 2023 season, 2021 signee Ty Thompson, and 2020 signee Jay Butterfield, but that hasn’t stopped the Ducks from going big-game hunting in the quarterback market for this cycle.

The third-ranked quarterback in the class, 5-star Michigan native Dante Moore, was in the PNW the last weekend of April on an official visit and may or may not have sent up the bat duck signal shortly after.

Head coach Dan Lanning continues to have the Ducks right in the thick of high-profile, national recruiting races.